Thursday, August 30, 2007
Worried, I started to pray to Zeus Vishnu Buddha the Little Baby Jebus: Please, if I'm about to be stricken down with a stroke, please show some compassion & let it only paralyze my left side of the body....I need the use of my right hand...to umm....turn the pages of the Bible & write all of those tithing checks to my local synagogue mosque church.
Silly me, I wasn't having a stroke at all....it was Thundering 'n Lightning....gasp....in L.A.???....during the summer?....well, it only rained a little bit....not even enough to wash my filthy car ....oh well.... I only hope that we'd get a little more of it, as we're pretty much in a drought condition right now.
So I'm about to look the gift horse in the mouth here & say: "damn you rain gods....you kept me up all night & only allowed me to have 4 hours sleep, but thanks for listening to my prayer....my right hand appreciates it".
Monday, August 27, 2007
So, the week-long vacation is over, and I'd be lying if I said that I was happy to be back at work. I really didn't do much last week, and that's just what I wanted: a week of laying around, reading books & blogs, getting my drink on, and just simply recharging my internal batteries...
This past Saturday night, I finally did something that I've wanted to do in a long time....I gave myself an enema...oops....I meant to say that I finally attended Cinespia's weekly summer movie screening, hosted by The Hollywood Forever Cemetery...yup, I saw an old movie in a cemetary with about 1,200 other L.A. folk.
We showed up around 7:30, for the 8:30 screening of Hitchcock's, Notorious. The weather was perfect and we actually got great parking (VIP...cuz the regular lot was already full & the attendants were frustrated with all the cars gridlocked) & we even found a decent spot on the lawn...we brought a picnic lunch (as did everyone else) & a bottle of wine...there's also a local DJ spinning before & after the movie. I really had a fun time and the event had such a nice, friendly L.A. vibe....as cheesy as that sounds, it's true.
The cemetary is really beautiful, and I only wish that we had gotten there when the gates opened (at 7:00 pm), to walk around and look at all of the tombs, crypts, & mausoleums. FYI...this cemetary is the final resting spot for Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, and John Huston.
Next Saturday, they're screening "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane"....you should've Heard the queens in the audience gasp when they announced that.....and no, I didn't gasp!
Friday, August 24, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Someone recently asked the question: "Do y’all have a ‘get dressed for the night out’ song"? ...and my answer to that question is the above Paul Oakenfold/Brittany Murphy collab of Faster Kill Pussycat....I know this is a little old, but hell, the song I used to play, as I scrubbed, rubbed, buffed, moisturized, then squeezed into jeans & prayed that my belt buckle would stay clasped shut was the following Oldie but Goodie.......(stop laughing):
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Someone came out last Tuesday, but on Friday it went out again. So a guy came over yesterday afternoon & just minutes before he arrived, the cable is restored. I was so f*ckin pissed...
I had him take a look at it anyway, and he found a bit of cable that had a tear in the outer protective layer. He replaced that bit of cable & it seemed to have fixed the problem. That is, until 10 p.m. last night when.....surprise....no cable!......FAAAACCCKKK!!!!
I have to tell y'all about the technician that came over yesterday. I really felt uncomfortable talking to him, because one of his eyes was dead...or lazy...so whenever I looked him in the eyes, I didn't know which eye to look into. He was one of the better techs that I've worked with so far, and I felt like a total ass when speaking to him, cuz my eyes kept switching between his eyes, desperately trying to figure out which one was the good eye...but I bet he gets that all the time.
So, yet another appointment is set up for tomorrow afternoon...third time's the charm (this month alone)...I'm going to request that they do an entire rewiring, from the street line to my cable box (which has also been replaced this year).
Current Mood: Frustrated!
Monday, August 20, 2007
Had dinner at La Palapa ... it's been years since I've had dinner there & boy have I missed it!...the highlight of the evening was seeing a gay couple Salsa dancing (and none of the straights got bent out of shape)...and then a lesbian couple got all jealous & shit and got up to dance too...another highlight was the Pina Colada....slurp!
Went with my folks to Casino Morongo in Cabazon...the intention was to only spend a couple of hours there, but 8 hours later, the cigarette smoke was just too much for our delicate lungs, eyes, and hair follicles. Seriously, why can't they just ban smoking altogether? I would've spent way more hours (not to mention thrown away some of my savings) there. FYI, I'm a high roller y'all....yeah, that's right...I walked right by the penny machines and plopped my arse down at The Price is Right NICKEL slot machines (jealous?....don't hate!)
I did pretty good, gambling wise. Yeah, I was up $150, but then played my winnings & ended up with about $80 more in my pocket....not too shabby for Chris!
SundayTook my GBF out to dinner to celebrate his 38th birthday at Paradise, in Long Beach. I used to think that this was where all of the local Old Queens went to, but I was so wrong....I saw quite a few hot looking Queerlings in the bar at 7 p.m....for real, the bar was packed & I was looking forward to getting my after dinner drink(s) on. We both ordered steaks & my 12 oz Rib Eye was HUGE, so I saved half of it for Monday's breakfast...I really thought it was nice that they brought over a complimentary dessert & sang "Happy B-day" to my GBF, where I interjected "He's 42!!".....much to his chagrin, but at least it got the one waiters to look at him & say: "more like 32"...I think he may have gotten a little hard at that point.
If you're ever in the LBC, I highly recommend you check this place out for dinner or drinks (which were a little pricey -- $19 for 2 Martinis).
I'm on vacation all this week & I have absolutely NOTHING planned...but that's what I wanted...time to get caught up on some reading (blogs & books), and maybe a little shopping, with a whole lot of boozing as well!
P.S. : Jim, how did you know I was on vacation? Stalking me?...the answer better be "yes"!
Friday, August 17, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
I don't know why, but hearing that word really bothers me. I'm a big homo, and I don't think I even use that word. To me, it's akin to the "N" word....both words are filled with such hatred & ignorance.... It's not even a matter of whether or not the person saying "fag" is gay or straight...it just makes my skin crawl whenever I hear it.
I've heard many discussions on how people (non-black people) think it's strange (or hypocritical) that some black people feel it's ok to call each other the "N" word, but if anyone non-black says it, then there's going to be trouble....I don't think it's strange at all .....when black people say it, it's more of a term of endearment....my sister's best friend is a black guy & they call each other "niggah" (even though she's a Latina, but whatevs)...or maybe it's a way for black people to turn that hateful word into a big "F*ck You" to all the assholes who've used it against them...
This sort of reverse racist labeling isn't limited to blacks....I have an Asian friend who calls some of his other Asian friends "Chink" & I also have Latino friends who call their buddies "Wetback"....and no one gets bent out of shape.
So if I understand that logic, why does it rub me the wrong way, whenever I hear someone say "fag"?...I dunno...words are pretty powerful.
Maybe I should just relax a bit & try to understand the context in how it's used and not trip when I hear it....or maybe I should just embrace that word & learn to appreciate myself for the Fagalicious Fag that I am!....hmmm..."fagalicious"...I should trademark that!
Monday, August 13, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
The above pic has absolutely nothing to do with the sale, but I added it to offset the hideous ones just below.....you're welcome!
Thursday, August 9, 2007
I guess he's doing his impression of Britney Spears here....did y'all notice the camel toe?
I've only been to his website once, and honestly, I don't understand why it's so popular...this is such a sad attempt at getting some attention....please tell me he's not really gay!....please!
Photo's courtesy of A Socialite's Life
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
When I asked him if he had a chance to get the recipe, he said that he didn't get a chance to talk to his mom last night ...she's a nurse & last night was one of her 12-hour shifts. He also said that he was holed up in his bedroom all night, surfing the net (for gay porn perhaps?), and that he "didn't want to come out of the CLOSET" when she got home...
As quickly as the words 'slipped' out of his mouth, he realized what he had just said & the boy looked seriously embarrassed & nervous. I said: "well, you gotta come out sometime"....he laughed it off, told me to shut up & go "back to my cage".....so feisty this one!
This morning, we made plans to grab lunch downstairs in the cafeteria, so after a few more jabs from me, he asked me if I was still interested in grabbing lunch....I told him I was even MORE interested now...more nervous laughter from him....as I licked my lips!
Now, I ask you: if he was truly straight, why would that "come out of the closet" phrase even be part of his vocab?....ah, who cares...give me a few more weeks (to lose more weight) to work on this one & he'll forget all about his OC chick.....hmm...the workplace is getting quite interesting lately.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
You know, the day started off kinda shitty, when Mama called to ask me, out of the blue,: "why don't you get a job at Hyundai?"......uhhh...what?...why?
Apparently my brother's (22-year old) friend got a job there and they gave him a company car, a large office, and they even sent a houseplant to his apartment.....well, color me jealous (not). When I asked what this lucky young man does there, she said: "the same as you...business administration"....poor misinformed Mama has my degree confused with my occupation (lookin' fabulous & gettin' paid).
These kinds of suggestions are all too common from me Mum...she'll see a car that she thinks I'd like & then call me to ask why I'm not at the dealership purchasing it...For some reason, she really needs to have me "Keeping up with the Joneses"....I know her intentions are well meant, but sometimes I want to just yell back: ..."why can't you just be happy for me & all that I've accomplished?!"...but I don't....I was raised better than that.
But things are suddenly looking up, as the idea of leaving my office desk early continues to grow....see ya at the Beach!
Monday, August 6, 2007
After a quick lunch in Los Olivios, we hit up around 5 wineries....my favorite was Melville.
Here's a couple of wine tasting tips:
- when you walk up to the wine tasting bar, look for the oldest, shakiest server, as they have a difficult time ending the pour, and you end up with a little more wine in your glass.
- you can choose to split the wine tasting with your friend, so that you can visit more wineries (less wasted) and get to sample more wine than you normally would.
- if you get a little hungry in between winery visits, feel free to snack on the vineyard grapes...We thought they'd be bitter, but in fact they're sweeter than table grapes.
We saw all kinds of animals on farms and in the wild: cows, horses, ostriches (ostrich farm that sold eggs & I'm guessing ostrich meat) , deer, hawks (lots of huge dark ones), and a farm that raised Shetland ponies...so cute...well, except for the one with the gigantic wang that looked like it'd been dragged along rough cement (seriously, it was about as long as its legs)...and don't talk smack, you know y'all would've been checking it out too!
We drove through Solvang, which is a replica of a Danish village (read: tourist trap)....lots of cutsie Swiss shops here, but the real treat is the bakery...De-lish!
We spent the night at the Embassy Suites in Lompoc...neither of us knew anything about this city, but it was pretty close to the wineries & had available rooms. There was a fireman's convention going on, so the hotel had a few hot fireman strolling around. I sat next to one in the lounge area who looked a lot like Colin Farrell....the interesting thing about this guy is that I noticed that he had SIX toes....the baby toe had a baby that was born prematurely. Now, I don't know 'bout you, but if I have a sixth toe, my ass would not be wearing flip flops anywhere outside of my house...I don't care how hot it is (or how hot I look).
The upside of this hotel stay is that they have a social hour (more like 3 hours) where you could get complimentary snacks & drinks....as in beer, wine, or cocktails....for FREE....so after 2 whiskey sours and a rum & coke (for each of us) on top of all the wine swimming around in our tummys, we needed to take a disco nap....we slept from 7 until 9pm and woke up hungry...
So we threw ourselves together & went out to see what Lompoc's restaurants had to offer. Well, what we found out about Lompoc's restaurants is that they all close at 9 pm....(on a Saturday??!!).....WTF!!!....we drove around for miles looking for somewhere to eat, but the only places that were open were McDonalds, Taco Bell, etc ......so we ended up eating Little Caesar's pizza....so delicious (not really).
It was a great weekend that went by WAY too fast....I'm already making tentative plans for a return visit in the fall.....hope y'all had a good weekend!
Thursday, August 2, 2007
I just signed up for a Yahoo Instant Messenger thingy...I know, I'm way late, right?
Trying to keep up with the cool kids here, so why not add me to your contacts & holla at a young'n....sheeeet!
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
So far today, I've managed to visit many of my co-workers & just shoot the shit with them (it's all about bonding, yo)....then I was able to take care of some online shopping, blog reading, & some personal stuff (pooping).
At 11:30, I went to lunch with my buddy, "Keanu".....I've dubbed him that cuz he looks a hella lot like him only taller, thinner, & more well endowed....ok, I'm guessing at that one, since I've never seen either's wangs........yet.
Keanu wanted to take me back to his place to this Sushi bar that he swears is "da shizz"....he was right, it was damn tasty y'all....Sushi, twice in less than a week?...fine with me! I just hope the boss doesn't find out that we took 2 hours for lunch....wheeee!
Now, it's time to get some work done, so that the guilt of doing absolutely nothing becomes too overwhelming.....Ha!